They misused 62% of a Department of Justice grant.
Including paying the head cheese a $287k salary.
Gun grabbers just can’t help themselves.
Philly’s ‘Goods for Guns’ Program Misused Grant Funds: DOJ
By Vince Lattanzio
(NBC10) – An audit has charged a Philadelphia gun buyback program, which provided grocery gift cards in exchange for weapons, misused more than $450,000 in grant funds from the federal government.
Philadelphia Safety Net (PSN) received $800,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice to run its “Goods for Guns” program from July 2010 through March 2012. The program would hold events where Philadelphia Police would collect guns and, in return, Philadelphia Safety Net would provide $100 grocery store gift cards.
The DOJ’s inspector general audited the program and found 62 percent – or $479,183 – of the grant moneys were used for either “unallowable, unsupported and/or unreasonable” expenses.
According to the audit, PSN’s Executive Director Raymond Jones, the organization’s sole employee, gave himself a $85,065 pay increase over a two year period. The increase brought his total salary to $287,565, which was higher than the organization’s board of directors approved, auditors say.